Fall is just around the corner and you know what that means: the weather is changing, the leaves are falling, and with school and sports starting up, your busy life will track it all inside! The increase of in-and-out foot traffic will bring extra dirt and debris into your home and your floors will take the brunt of it. At Floor Coverings International Concord, we want your floors to keep looking and performing at their best during the upcoming season. So today, we share our top tips on how to best prepare your floors for fall.

Routine Maintenance

Cleaning hardwood floor in Concord CA

With the increase of dirt and debris that fall brings, it’s important to maintain a regular cleaning routine. Wood and tile floors should be swept or mopped with a microfiber cloth as often as possible to prevent scratches and wear on your floor’s surface. Vacuuming weekly will help remove debris in the hard-to-reach areas, especially on rugs and carpeting. When you pull out your mop, just be sure to use cleaning products approved by your floor’s manufacturer, and avoid using any harsh or abrasive chemicals.

Deep Clean

Although many homeowners wait until springtime to thoroughly clean their home, fall is also an excellent time to deep clean your floors. For carpet flooring, a professional shampoo or steam in the fall is a good way to keep your carpets looking their best. Depending on the state its finish, consider repolishing your hardwood flooring, which helps fill any micro-scratches and prevent further wear. A deep cleaning in fall is also a great way to prepare for the holidays, and will save you time and reduce stress.

Change Your Doormats

Replacing your door mats with tougher, all-weather mats is a small investment with a big payoff when it comes to protecting your floors. Doormats should be place on both the inside, and outside of each entry to your home to help prevent the outdoors from coming inside. If you have hardwood floors in your entryway, doormats will also reduce the risk of exposure to water on a rainy day.

Doormat and slippers in Concord CA

Pull Out Your Slippers

Undoubtedly, slippers and indoor shoes have the benefit of warming your feet as the weather becomes colder. They are also a great way to keep your floors looking new! Swapping your shoes for slippers when you enter your home will help reduce the amount of debris brought inside, and help keep your floors clean and scratch-free.  

Consult a Flooring Professional

For more ideas on how to protect and maintain your floors, our experts at Floor Coverings International Concord are here to help. We help homeowners in the greater Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, & Martinez, CA areas by providing expert advice, great selection, and professional installation.

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